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Auto 4wd with a level lift? Yes👍

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Lots of discussion on this topic. My recent experience hopefully will put a lot of people at ease.
This past week we made our annual ski trip to June Mountain which is just north of Mammoth, CA. Last two years we drove our 2wd SUV and carried chains (cables) just in case. We didn’t have any problems on the 800 mile round trip that starts at 100 ft elevation and gets to almost 8000 feet.
This years forecast called for blizzard/ hazardous conditions and I later found that to be extremely accurate. Decided the Trail Boss would be the best choice so I bought 2 sets of chains and hoped I wouldn’t need them. I didn’t.
The trip up was uneventful. 15.5 mpg which is damn good carrying 4 people and gear going uphill 400 miles👍. The auto 4wd functioned flawlessly on the last 50 miles.
Had a great time on the mountain. LOTS of snow. Our travel partner family drove a 4wd Expedition. It only got stuck once🤣.
The drive home was in heavy snow on unplowed highways with poor visibility. I used 4wd hi during the slow deep stuff then switched to auto in the slushy conditions. Zero problems and the truck performed flawlessly.
I have 100% confidence in my TB👍
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I think where you'd potentially run into issue/binding with the 4Auto is on dry pavement. 4 wheel drive has always been intended for slippery conditions. The probably with 4Auto is that some just turn it on at the beginning of the season and leave it on until the end, whether its dry, wet, snowy, etc., but I guess that's the convenience they promote with it as well.
 
I agree with the above. I’ll never use 4auto on a regular basis so I’m pretty sure a 2” lift won’t cause me any problems.
Your mileage may vary🤣
 
Lots of discussion on this topic. My recent experience hopefully will put a lot of people at ease.
This past week we made our annual ski trip to June Mountain which is just north of Mammoth, CA. Last two years we drove our 2wd SUV and carried chains (cables) just in case. We didn’t have any problems on the 800 mile round trip that starts at 100 ft elevation and gets to almost 8000 feet.
This years forecast called for blizzard/ hazardous conditions and I later found that to be extremely accurate. Decided the Trail Boss would be the best choice so I bought 2 sets of chains and hoped I wouldn’t need them. I didn’t.
The trip up was uneventful. 15.5 mpg which is damn good carrying 4 people and gear going uphill 400 miles👍. The auto 4wd functioned flawlessly on the last 50 miles.
Had a great time on the mountain. LOTS of snow. Our travel partner family drove a 4wd Expedition. It only got stuck once🤣.
The drive home was in heavy snow on unplowed highways with poor visibility. I used 4wd hi during the slow deep stuff then switched to auto in the slushy conditions. Zero problems and the truck performed flawlessly.
I have 100% confidence in my TB👍
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thanks for the info, helps a lot!
 
Lots of discussion on this topic. My recent experience hopefully will put a lot of people at ease.
This past week we made our annual ski trip to June Mountain which is just north of Mammoth, CA. Last two years we drove our 2wd SUV and carried chains (cables) just in case. We didn’t have any problems on the 800 mile round trip that starts at 100 ft elevation and gets to almost 8000 feet.
This years forecast called for blizzard/ hazardous conditions and I later found that to be extremely accurate. Decided the Trail Boss would be the best choice so I bought 2 sets of chains and hoped I wouldn’t need them. I didn’t.
The trip up was uneventful. 15.5 mpg which is damn good carrying 4 people and gear going uphill 400 miles👍. The auto 4wd functioned flawlessly on the last 50 miles.
Had a great time on the mountain. LOTS of snow. Our travel partner family drove a 4wd Expedition. It only got stuck once🤣.
The drive home was in heavy snow on unplowed highways with poor visibility. I used 4wd hi during the slow deep stuff then switched to auto in the slushy conditions. Zero problems and the truck performed flawlessly.
I have 100% confidence in my TB👍
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I guess Ready Lift feels they need a disclaimer to cover their end, if a CV explodes … thanks for the helpful information…sounds like a fun trip
 
Like I stated in a different thread, I have used 4auto on several occasions on snow covered roads without any issues.. 4inch BDS lift and 35 inch tires… Thanks for posting your information jmzvet.. Makes me feel better using it now knowing I’m not the only one not having issues with it.
 
So odd that a 1.75” doesn’t come with a warning on auto 4wd while a 2” does from the same company…gotta be a story about that/testing/etc….it’s the reason I’m still sitting raked from the factory until I can figure out what’s best.
 
So odd that a 1.75” doesn’t come with a warning on auto 4wd while a 2” does from the same company…gotta be a story about that/testing/etc….it’s the reason I’m still sitting raked from the factory until I can figure out what’s best.
Same boat for me. But I read on one of the threads that they were told the same with the 1.75 or they found where it stated do not use auto 4WD. Tried reaching out to dealer where I saw a 3" dealer installed lift on an RST 4wd. I wonder if they tell the customer not to use 4 auto.
 

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